Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow sprained his ankle this past Saturday against No. 1 Alabama, but his coaches are optimistic that he might not miss more than one game as a result.
Head coach Mark Stoops said on his radio show on Monday that “(Whitlow’s ankle) was better today than it was yesterday and that’s a good sign. I’d say there’s a good chance he’ll be out at least this next game.”
Stoops added that he hoped it was a simple ankle sprain and not a high ankle sprain that could leave Whitlow out for an extended period of time. Whitlow will be evaluated again on Tuesday. The Wildcats have a bye week before taking on Mississippi State in Starkville next Thursday.
The sophomore has 499 passing yards and 238 rushing yards with six combined touchdowns so far this season. Fellow sophomore Maxwell Smith, who leads the team with 710 passing yards, will likely get the start against MSU, while Patrick Towles (another soph) acting as the backup.